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NI Justice Minister Naomi Long to use new powers to go after paramilitary and crime gang assets

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Legislation: Naomi Long

Legislation: Naomi Long

Legislation: Naomi Long

Justice Minister Naomi Long has announced plans to target the assets of paramilitaries and criminals by introducing unexplained wealth orders.

The orders came into play in Britain three years ago, but the collapse of Stormont delayed their extension here.

The legislation will be used to pursue major criminals and paramilitaries who use family members or friends to hide their assets.